Sharing a sweatshirt or oversized t-shirt with your boyfriend or hubby is fun and all, but leggings? Ladies, hold onto your favorite pants substitute because meggings (leggings for men) are hitting the streets and runways as one of the biggest new trends of the season. Squeezed into by celebrities like Justin Bieber, Russell Brand, and Lenny Kravitz, meggings appear to be making their mark on the Hollywood set. But what about real guys giving tight pants a try? Apparently labels like Urban Outfitters and American Apparel think they should, because both stores are offering the look this season. And these bottoms aren’t reserved just for adult men. Check out this version created for baby boys by designer Little Titans. I have to say, these little ones do look adorable in their leg-wear! Only time will tell whether this fashion statement is either a ‘do’ or a major ‘don’t’ but personally, unless you’re taking the stage as a ballet dancer, acting in a Shakespearian play, or under two years old, just say no to tights, guys.
There’s no shortage of salons, boutiques and med spas in Chicago. However, if you prefer to set the trends, not follow them, here’s the talent you need to know about.AJ Johnson, owner of AJ’s of Chicago (648 Randolph St.) If you want healthy, shiny hair, AJ is your man. This beauty industry vet got his big break styling supermodel Iman’s hair, and he’s been in the spotlight, very comfortably I might add, since. His salon specializes in African American hair and has been catering to a high-end clientele for 16 years. What to expect: When you enter AJ’s of Chicago, you’ll be greeted with welcoming smiles. Then you’ll quickly realize the Zen decor is not just attractive, it’s necessary. Even AJ admits it helps balance the outgoing personalities of his team. He handpicked his skilled staff and while some exhibit a diva-like behavior, they can get away with it because their work is that good. AJ and his team styled this photo shoot shot by the fabulous Maria Ponce, and the hair and makeup definitely impressed. Read More
I love a deal and am passing 18 on to you! Check out my list of great fashion and beauty brands offering discounts on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Happy Shopping!1. Alvin Valley: Fashion designer Alvin Valley (I love these pants) is offering 25% off of your purchase of the following Holiday pant styles (Gold 190 Skinny, High Waisted Winged Skinny and Super High Banded) on Cyber Monday AlvinValley.com. 2. Nuxe Skincare: 20% off site wide on Monday at WWW.US.NUXE.COM with code: NUXECYBER20. 3. John Masters Organics: 25% off all-natural products (excluding 35 oz. size products) from Thursday to Monday at WWW.JOHNMASTERS.COM using code: HOLIDAY12 4. Urban Decay Get the Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color Collection, which consists of 7 chubby lip pencils for $49 (a $140 value). Available exclusively on Black Friday (Friday, November 23rd) on www.UrbanDecay.com Read More